2011 BMW M1/1 Series M – Click above for high-res image gallery

It's been a good week for nabbing peeks at upcoming German metal and the latest shots to come out of Deutschland include the first clear pics of the hopped up BMW 1-Series. And not only do we have stills, but we've got video to prove it, too. While no one knows exactly what to call the car just yet, it's clear the tiny coupe will pack some firepower when it finally hits the streets. Need proof? Set your eyes on that outrageously wide rear axle.

The 'roided-out 1er was spotted while making laps of the Nurburgring, and wears a set of rear fender flares that do their best to hide beefy rear tires. The keen-eyed will also be able to pick out quite a bit of additional body work on the car, including a new front fascia that borrows elements from the current M3.

Right now, there's no word on what we can expect in the engine bay, though a modified version of the new single-turbo inline-six found in the 135i would be a pretty good bet. The better news is that BMW has already promised a limited-slip rear to show up in the new model. Hit the jump to see the video and check out the high-res gallery below.


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[Video: BMW Blog | Images: CarPix]